GOLD WARS: TRUE HISTORY OF GOLD AND THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM, Vol. 12: Is China financing the rise of the Asian empire and their land empire while exporting inflation to the United States?

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The 1944 Bretton Woods Agreement established a new global monetary system. It replaced the Pound Sterling as the International Reserve Currency with the U.S. dollar, and it still maintained the Gold Standard.

Before and after the Bretton Woods Agreement, most countries followed the gold standard, which meant each country guaranteed that it would redeem currency for its value in gold.

The reason given for the U.S. dollar becoming the international reserve currency was the U.S. held three-fourths of the world’s gold supply, and no other global currency had enough gold to back it as a replacement. The U.S. dollar’s value was stated to be 1/35th of an ounce of gold. Bretton Woods allowed the world to slowly transition from the Pound Sterling to a U.S. dollar standard without anyone really understanding the significance of what was taking place.

The dollar had now become a substitute for gold, which had been a source of money of true value all over the world for 4,000 years. As a result of the financial transition from the Pound Sterling towards the U.S. dollar the transition away from a Gold Standard began even though no one actually knew what was happening at the time, because the U.S. did not hold / own enough gold to pay off its debts.

The U.S. dollar was the acceptable method of payment instead of gold. As a result, the value of the U.S. dollar began to increase relative to other global currencies. There was more demand for the U.S. dollar even though its worth in gold remained the same.

This usage of the U.S. dollar combined with the United States Navy controlling global sea lanes helped establish America as the dominant power in the world economy. After the Bretton Woods Agreement was signed, America was the only country legally permitted to print U.S. dollars, although it has been documented that the America abused that law and allowed Allies to print U.S. dollars on its behalf.

The Bretton Woods agreements created the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), U.S. backed organizations that were intended to facilitate the new financial system.

The Bretton Woods Agreement remains an important part of world financial history. Creation of The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and valuation of gold and foreign exchange rates remain important to this day. The agreement also made currencies convertible for trade and other current account transactions.

The strong value of the U.S. dollar eventually led to the collapse of the system after more than 20 years. U.S. President Richard Nixon called for a suspension of the Bretton Woods Agreement in August 1971, together with the complete removal of the Gold Standard, when it collapsed. The agreement was dissolved between 1968 and 1973. In 1973, the Bretton Woods Agreement officially ended.

FORTRESS AMERICA IS THE END OF BRETTON WOODS

Today, Bretton Woods is alive in theory and manipulation only. It is what is being practiced as a financial fiat money, fractional reserve, ponzi scheme banking system, even though Bretton Woods and all the intended collateral agreements were never implemented into the financial system as they were intended to be by the original framers. Now the remnants of Bretton Woods are coming to an end as the world of politics and finance merge into a new world order.

In America, President Trump calls it MAGA – Make America Great Again. In an interview with USAwatchdog.com, investment counselor Catherine Austin Fitts termed it “Fortress America,” which is what she says America is in the process of becoming.

It’s all because the world is experiencing a changing of the guard on many social, political, and spiritual ends. Financially, it is a return to the past that was never allowed to materialize in the form of a new global financial system that actually backs each sovereign nation’s sovereign currencies with pure gold. This is what the Bretton Woods Agreement and its ancillary secret and private agreements were intended to accomplish.

But after World War II we got a diluted Bretton Woods, the purposefully hijacked version of the new financial system where the global “attractor” became the American Consumer and America rose based on the strength of the U.S. Navy controlling the world’s sea lanes. It was an open trade model and the world said they wanted to trade, gun barrels pointed at them or not. America became the undisputed protector of global trade routes which created power in our nation and national currency.

But that system is breaking down to near nonexistence now, and we’re seeing a lot of the blame being given to the current presidential administration in the U.S. But is that fair? Wasn’t Bretton Woods actually a corrupt and hijacked system that was always meant to fail as the elite used it to steal wealth from the programmed masses for over a century, until we finally caught on?

The reality is the Bretton Woods system has been breaking down for a while, especially since the removal of the Gold Standard in August 1971 by U.S. President Richard Nixon; and the acceleration of that breakdown was expected, Austin Fitts says to Greg Hunter at USAwatchdog.com.  “And that’s why you’re seeing so much renegotiation of a lot of the trade agreements. Trying to keep the Bretton Woods system economic.”

That’s the way the world works. You have to benefit from being the reserve currency and getting lots of natural resources cheap. At the same time you have a very expensive military to upkeep and you’ve got to run it. So the money you’re spending for military and running the system is less than the benefit you’re getting out of it, which is where America finds itself today.

TWO FACTIONS IN AMERICAN ESTABLISHMENT

In America we have two factions that are battling to figure out into which direction we’re going to take our military and money. “Now what I believe was one of the key drivers in the election was you had two factions in the American Establishment. And one of them wants to pull back behind the oceans into ‘Fortress America.’ Now, with drones and other technology you can project power, not by running a global military, but by using drones and space weaponry and other things to project power just from North America,” Austin Fitts says.

The path we’re following appears to be leading to a renewed emphasis to rebuild the base at home and it’s involving high tech, artificial intelligence, and robotics. “Part of that, as I said, is now with robotics and AI. You can bring a tremendous amount of the manufacturing and operations you need for national security back into North America. So what you’re seeing is a consolidation of the base back into North America and making North America strong,” Austin Fitts says.

So whichever way you choose to view the acceleration of the end of the Bretton Woods system we will all agree that we are witnessing a shift into a new multipolar world, with a new emphasis toward spending and reorganizing the way America’s military might is deployed. America can be effective in that world.

If you look at what’s happening in the federal budget it’s a fine dance between getting the Bretton Woods system to continue and go, even though it is only a skeleton of itself, and the reserve currency to continue and go versus rebuilding. Austin Fitts asserts, “Whether Trump calls that ‘Make America Great Again’ or I call it ‘Fortress America’ you’re doing something that from the vantage point of the concrete business make a whole lot more sense.”

THERE IS A LAND EMPIRE TO BE CONQUERED

… So let’s go back. The Bretton Woods system was a maritime Empire. The U.S. Navy and before that the British Navy, what Austin Fitts calls “the Anglo-American Alliance”, controlled the world because they controlled the sea lanes in an open trade model where the U.S. consumer was the attractor, she says in the interview.

“Now you have the European Union, whose middle class is double the size of America and you have Asia whose middle class by 2030 if the Brookings Institute is right is going to be ten times the America middle class. And what’s between them? Yes, there’s some ocean between them but there’s a land empire and what Xi Jinping and China and Asia are doing is they are building the roads and they are building the railroads. That means Europe and Asia can trade with each other at high speed,” she says.

Now, let’s look at per capita income. “If the per capita income today in China is $10,000 to $15,000 and the per capita income in America is $60,000 and in Switzerland it’s $80,000. And if you build a land empire between Europe and Asia as Asia is going from $15,000 up to $60,000, converging with the G7, what’s going to happen?” Austin Fitts asks on USAwatchdog.com.

You’re going to have the ‘Silk Road’, Austin Fitts answers. And Europe and Asia are going to team up and “cut you out!”

WARS IN EURASIA CONNECT EUROPE TO ASIA

If you look at the last ten years we’re having wars all over the world that seem to back up exactly what Austin Fitts is saying. It’s war conquering Eurasia.

And where is Eurasia? It is the giant land mass that connects Asia and Europe and sits between Europe and China.

The Ukraine. Turkey. Iran. Syria. Iraq. Libya. “That’s what this fight is about,” Austin Fitts says. Who’s going to control the ‘Silk Road’, and is the ‘Silk Road’ going to support the “Anglo-American Alliance”? Or is it going to support Europe and China getting together and doing it themselves?

And then there’s the great ‘Demon State’ of Russia that umbrellas both of them in the middle – from Europe to Asia. Could this all really be about Russia, India, China, and Europe getting together to remove what bits are left of the Bretton Woods financial system in the West while carving up amongst themselves the new ‘Silk Road’ — and cutting us out?

Isn’t that what the wars in the Middle East are all about? “Isn’t this why Xi Jinping is making the One Belt One Road initiative such a huge priority for the Chinese?” Austin Fitts asks. And where are we in all of that?

“For the past two decades China has been buying Treasuries and then we’ve taken that money and then handed out subsidies who then go down to Walmart and buy Chinese goods and round the merrygo round we go,” Austin Fitts says. So China has been exporting labor deflation to us while financing the U.S.

Chinese money will no longer buy our bonds with the money being paid out in subsidies that buy Chinese goods from Walmart. China has more important – and lucrative – things to do.

“Now, instead of buying Treasuries and financing our trade deficit, China says, no, I’m not going to finance you. I’m going to finance building a land empire, which is an alternative to your Bretton Woods system in a way that makes us beaucoup money,” Austin Fitts concludes.

And what does that do? That means China is now financing the rise of the Asian middle class and the rise of their land empire, while maybe teaming up with Russia, Asia, and the rest of the world and leaving America out.

Greater synergy is taking place between Russia, India, and China, nations who will be working together to pull their nations through anticipated global volatilities like a global depression that lie ahead.

Commentator on risk-related geostrategic issues Dr. Mathew Maavak sums it up this way on activistpost.com:  “In the meantime, as the U.S.-led world crumbles, it looks like Russia is patiently biding time to become the security guarantor and kingmaker of Asia-Europe trade. A possible state of affairs wrought more by American inanity rather than Russian ingenuity.”

And what does all that do? It exports inflation to America, Catherine Austin Fitts says. John Williams of Shadowstats.com says real inflation in this country is running at around 10 percent.

One of the reasons is Asia is no longer exporting deflation to America. It’s exporting inflation and we in the West are getting killed as a result thereof.

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PRESIDENT TRUMP “KILLS ELDERLY” BY DEREGULATING NURSING HOME INDUSTRY AND ENDING LAWSUITS AGAINST NURSING HOMES

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They’re killing us softly, like frogs in a slowly boiling pot. Every day it gets harder for those born into my generation to get a break in our little battle for what we call life. We struggle head-on with the economy, our health, Western medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, corporate profits, GMOs, chemtrails, Smart Meters, 5G cell towers, geo engineering, firestorm terrorism, “fake news,” and those with different views in what is seemingly a never ending assault on all senses that promises to change all that is, us included, in dramatic fashion.

The state of the health care nation for our elderly grows darker by the hour. This is again evidenced by the Trump Administration that has scaled back the use of fines against nursing homes that harm residents or place them in grave risk of injury. This is a “reversal of guidelines put in place by President Obama,” writes Jordan Rau of Kaiser Health News.

Not surprisingly, it was the nursing home industry itself that requested the changes to the Medicare program’s penalty protocols, saying that relief was “critical”. The nursing home industry’s central trade group, the American Health Care Association, the Kaiser article says, had complained to the Trump Administration that government inspectors excessively focused on catching wrongdoing rather than helping nursing homes to improve. Where some people come from, this is called deterrence. And isn’t deterrence the whole point of nursing home regulation? To deter abuse and neglect by health care facilities whose operators are focused on the bottom line — budget cuts disguised as shareholder profits.

Since 2013, nearly 6,500 nursing homes — 4 out of every 10 — have been cited at least once for serious violations. “Medicare has fined two-thirds of those homes,” Rau writes. “Common citations include failing to protect residents from avoidable accidents, neglect, mistreatment and bedsores.” And so we’re going to just cut that oversight, right? Avoidable accidents, neglect, mistreatment and bedsores be damned!

The new Trump guidelines discourage federal regulators from levying fines in some situations, even when they have resulted in a resident’s death. The guidelines are expected to result in lower fines for many facilities. “The change in federal policy aligns with Trump’s promise to reduce bureaucracy, regulation and government intervention in business,” the Kaiser article says. Many facilities are going to be saving money as well by not having to pay stiffly appropriate fines.

The change in federal policy also aligns with health care providers’ argument that they have been spending too much time complying with regulations that they say get in the way of providing health care for their patients. What they don’t say is that paid nursing home employee time spent attending to oversight regulators also takes profit from shareholders’ mouths.

WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?

Statistics say there are 1.3 million Americans living in nursing homes today. This number seems very low. According to Morning Star, by the year 2020, 40 percent of all deaths in the United States will take place in nursing homes. So is dismantling federal regulations in this industry really something we who represent aging baby boomers want to do? Who is protecting the seniors interests in health care that doesn’t kill them? Do seniors really have to go to nursing homes to suffer, be drugged, and die? How many caregivers do we need to accomplish this?

The federal guidelines that were put into place in 2013, which increased fines for nursing home actions that harm or even kill patients, were reversed. The oversight and imposition of fines were intended to encourage nursing homes to toe the line and meet the high standards. With the Trump Administration guidelines, however, regulators are discouraged from levying fines in many situations, some that have even resulted in deaths of the residents.

According to the Kaiser article, Senior attorney at the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Tony Edelman, confirms, saying: “They’ve pretty much emasculated enforcement, which was already weak.” The article cites a Kaiser report of one nursing home patient who died because of staff failure to monitor and treat a wound. Under the 2013 guidelines, the nursing home was fined almost $300,000. Under Trump’s new guidelines, the maximum fine would have been less than $21,000. That’s a $279,000 windfall for corporate shareholders to divide among themselves.

RESIDENTS WAIVE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT

To make matters even more difficult for Alzheimer’s patients and wheelchair bound elderly, for decades patients and their families have been prevented from legally redressing their grievances by suing nursing homes even when they were guilty of egregious negligence or abuse. The nursing homes ensured this by making people entering the facilities sign contracts requiring them to settle any future disputes through arbitration.

The Obama Administration had barred nursing homes from this practice, protecting the rights of residents and their families to take nursing homes to court. However, the Trump Administration not only threw out this protection, says The New York Times, it has proposed a federal rule change to affirmatively allow nursing homes to bar residents and their families from filing lawsuits.

Again, there has to be a group that truly represents the seniors’ interests. Here, the issue seems quite clear. Those seniors who live in health care facilities are doing so because they have no other choice in life. Many of them have suffered severe health ailments that have rendered them wheelchair bound. Many of those who are disabled physically also suffer from major mental and emotional issues that are related in cause and origin. True science has proven that Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurological diseases are tied to physical deterioration of the cells of the body. In other words disease of the mind originates from a diseased body. In mind as in body.

Many of these disabled seniors have no money and rely on government to protect them from negligent and abusive caregiving. Their families don’t have the money to take care of their beloved seniors. So family members have no choice but to commence searching for a nursing facility that will even admit their senior loved one. When they get accepted, under the Trump Administration suggested policy, the seniors’ family would have to sign a waiver saying they can never sue the nursing home no matter what kind of abuse or neglect they do to a loved one. Regardless, burdened family members who have run out of energy, money, and options on how to care for their senior loved one will jump at the chance to hand their mother or father over to a nursing facility and breathe easier as a result, believing someone else has relieved them of the responsibility of providing direct health care.

BOTTOM LINE IS MORE LEGISLATION NEEDED TO AID GROWING NUMBER OF SENIORS

Here’s the bottom line. Elderly citizens confined to nursing home care are not getting the protection they need from bigger institutions that are supposed to provide their health care. Deterrence for the nursing home industry to comply with adequate standards is being squandered by government and the corporations that play banker investment games for profit with the nursing homes that care for the elderly across the country.

New, more meaningful legislation appears to be the only adequate fix to the glitches in the present health care laws. We will also need to appropriate the necessary funding in government health care budgets to allow for zealous regulation of the home nursing industry and then to legislate unbiased bi-partisan supported laws with crocodile sharp teeth that will hold the operators of American nursing homes, and the shareholders who climb into corporate board of directors’ heads to maximize profits, accountable for every misstep they take in caring for each and every nursing home patient. Only then will we begin to relieve the suffering of those who require nursing home care, because the industry will then be appropriately regulated, and the penalties for negligence and abuse will be too steep a price to pay for disobeying the law.

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: AMERICANS BORROW RECORD $3.5 BILLION FOR WEDDINGS IN 2017

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Alright the stats are in, and they’re mind-boggling. American adults never cease to amaze me in this kind of stuff. Here, more than one million borrowed money last year to pull off their dream wedding. The average amount borrowed to cover the costs was $3,082. To put this into greater perspective, out of 126 million American adults, last year more than one million (1.13 million to be exact) got married. And they borrowed a lot of debt to do it.

U.S. couples borrowed $3.48 billion for weddings in 2017. Most of the couples turned to credit cards or personal loans to finance their nuptials, an article on Finder.com says. Additionally, one in five (21.4%) U.S. adults borrowed cash from family and friends over the past year in order to see their wedding dreams fulfilled.

DON’T BORROW MONEY TO GET DIVORCED

Why bother? is what I ask. Family and friends are cash strapped as well. You don’t need to create the personal stress on a good relationship. Odds are you’re going to end up coming to see us for a divorce sooner or later anyway, so save your friends, your family, and your money for a rainy day. Invest in gold coins. Don’t go into debt over something unless there’s a greater return and a positive cash flow.

I’ve been telling clients for years that all marriages end up in either divorce or death, so what was your rush in this down-turning economy? “Fifty percent of those who get married end up in divorce,” I would say.

Well, I was told I was wrong on that one. I did the research, and okay, maybe I was a off by a few percentage points. It appears the divorce rate may actually be on the decline, but there could be many factors attributable to that like maybe the fact that the marriage rate is declining as well. However, considering all factors, I believe what Bella DePaulo, Ph.D., author, and expert on single people, says regarding the chances that a marriage will end in divorce. According to DePaulo, the divorce expectation rate for those of us who are presently married is probably somewhere between 42 and 45 percent.

In PsychologyToday.com DePaulo cites a 2014 New York Times article reviewing the national divorce rate. “It is no longer true that the divorce rate is rising, or that half of all marriages end in divorce,” Claire Cain Miller wrote in that article. “It has not been for some time.”

BUT AGAIN, WHY BORROW AT A 55% TO 58% CHANCE OF SUCCESS?

Might as well just flip a coin then. Will we stay married … or won’t we? Heads you win, tails I lose. Do the math. Is it worth getting yourself in deeper debt to contractually bind you to a legal relationship that will end at some point anyway? Death or divorce, choose your weapon.

Right now the financial experts are telling us that the financial system is reaching crisis proportion. We’re being told to save as best as we can and to invest in real assets. We’re being told that the U.S. dollar as a paper currency is going to disappear; that we’re turning into a digital currency society. Experts predict, and financial trends indicate, we’re going to experience a severe credit freeze with banks. On top of all that, some of us are thinking of borrowing money to get married? Are we crazy? Are we American?

Good luck.

For those who must do it now, before it’s too late, there are sympathetic ears and advice. Blair Donovan writes for brides.com, giving some ideas about borrowing money for your wedding.

“First, assess the average loan period you are capable of in order to repay your debt on time,” Donovan writes. “Next, evaluate what the most reasonable interest rate might be. A higher interest rate may seem less daunting if your payoff period is short, as in the case of payday loans. However, if you need several months or years to pay back what you owe then a lesser interest rate may be the most sensible option to cover your wedding day expenses.” Or….

You can get married without borrowing. Have the wedding in a national forest with three witnesses, a minister, and a portable hot tub. Much less expensive without the bar tab and no room for in-laws in the tub. Or …

Forget about getting married, save the money, invest it wisely in undervalued assets, and just be friends. Dutch Treat worked great in the 90s, and it’d work just fine for the two of you heading into the Roaring 20s.

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DECEMBER 2017 TAX PLAN ELIMINATES DEDUCTIONS FOR ALIMONY PAYMENTS

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The burden of paying spousal support is about to reverse.  That’s because there’s a new tax law called, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), that was passed by Congress in December 2017, that has effectively abolished tax deductions on alimony payments beginning January 1, 2019.  Under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, alimony payments will be neither tax deductible for the paying spouse nor taxable in the hands of the recipient spouse.

This new law will apply to payments that are required under divorce or separation instruments that are:

(1) executed after December 31, 2018, or,

(2) modified after that date if the modification specifically states that the TCJA treatments of spousal support payments (not deductible by the payor and not taxable income tax by the recipient) applies forthwith.

This new alimony provision is not retroactive, and it does not apply to divorces and separation orders entered into before 2019.

Until this new law, paying spousal support could be considered a “win-win” situation for both divorcing spouses.  The payor receives the benefit of a reduced tax obligation and the payee receives the benefit of more income than might otherwise be forthcoming if the payor spouse wasn’t receiving the benefit of the tax deduction.

This change in law could now prove expensive for individuals who must pay spousal support, because the tax savings normally derived from deducting spousal support payments can be substantial for high-earners.  One of the biggest disadvantages of the new tax law is that it could affect the desire of a higher-earning spouse to settle with their dependent spouse, since the deduction acts as a great motivator for the higher wage earner to agree to help support the spouse with less income in the first place.

WINDOW IS STILL OPEN

There is still a window for the payor to receive deductions for spousal support payments, but that window is closing.  If you are involved in divorce proceedings, or you are thinking about divorcing, and you want deductible spousal support treatment for some or all of the payments that you will make to your soon-to-be-ex, the TCJA gives you a huge incentive to get your divorce agreement wrapped up and signed by December 31, 2018.

On the other hand, if you anticipate being the recipient of spousal support, you have a big incentive to put off finalizing your agreement until next year, because the payments will become tax-free to you.

Either way, you should contact a specialist in family law, someone who is experienced in divorce tax issues, to get the best tax results for yourself.  Tax-wise, waiting too long could turn out to be an expensive mistake for years to come.

Lastly, be warned that many otherwise competent divorce lawyers are not up to speed on many of the new tax changes.  So don’t assume that just any family law attorney is capable of guiding you to the best tax results in your divorce.  Do your homework.  Contact a specialist in family law who is up to date on the latest tax changes that might affect you.  Find out who can best represent you regarding your spousal support requirements, and other family law-related issues.

THERE WAS A MAJOR GOLD RESET BUT NOBODY IS TALKING ABOUT IT IN FAMILY LAW — UNTIL NOW

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Is the American financial system really crashing?  And if so, what are the indicators we should be looking for?  ITM Trading’s Chief Marketing Analyst Lynette Zang says we’ve been getting signals of a crash for quite some time now.

The former stockbroker and investment banker says she’s been referencing what she calls “pattern shifts” that have been speeding up since October of 2017.  She notes that “insiders”, heads of corporations like boards of directors and CEOs, have been “running for the exits” financially.

Zang also notes how global Central Banks, “not in this country, and not in Canada, but everywhere else,” are massively accumulating gold.  Why are they doing this?  Why are some of the world’s biggest banks and corporate heads “massively accumulating gold”?  Could it be that the gold hordes will be utilized toward a coordinated backing of those nations’ currencies?

Zang says it only makes financial sense.  “Because gold is a savings based currency,” the chief marketing analyst says.  Zang believes other countries are accumulating gold in record numbers in preparation for the reset of the debt.  If we’re a family, for instance, and we have a financial crisis, we can bail ourselves out of trouble through our savings.  Theoretically, we can throw money at it and get out of that crisis.  That’s one reason savings are so critical to our families’ survival.  But if we have no savings when that next crisis hits, how do we get out it?

Same thing with nations.  And if you’re a huge government like the United States, and you seemingly have no savings, just a bunch of intertwined bureaucracies trying to take the thin margin of profit from one another, what are you going to do when there’s no margin left to loot?  Where’s the money going to come from?  Where as individuals are we going to get our family’s financial security from?  Lynette Zang says that’s when it’s time to start a new financial system.

COME ON.  A NEW FINANCIAL SYSTEM?

Zang says that the reason a country should have major amounts of gold in its reserves is because, from a national perspective, gold creates fiscal responsibility.  That’s why all the other countries are buying it up in record numbers.

Now as far as the reset is concerned, it is about resetting the debt.  Zang says that if the financial reset is on a global scale, which she believes it is, because all the countries are in major financial debt, then the countries with the gold are going to be the ones with the savings.  They’re the ones who are going to be able to do the business, because they have savings.  The United States is not one of those countries.  That’s how the wealth is going to be transferred.

THATS HOW THE WEALTH IS GOING TO BE TRANSFERRED?

That’s how the American dollar has gone.  In the beginning, it was 100% backed by gold.  Then it was 25% backed.  We were taken off of that during the Nixon administration in 1971.  If having gold is a sign of fiscal responsibility, America’s dire financial condition is a sign of our lack of fiscal responsibility.

Zang believes that we who populate the United States will ultimately end up with Venezuela style hyperinflation.  If you don’t know what that means, look it up.  A good majority of the citizens in Venezuela operate from below the poverty line.  Economists say we’re going to suffer a similar fate.  Our standard of living is going to shift dramatically.  Globally on average about 80% of the population ends up in abject poverty.  In Venezuela that number is ninety percent.

Venezuela did a formal reset of their currency to gold on February 9th of this year.  The price of gold went up that day.

When the system crashes it’s not like you’re going to take your gold and silver and bury it in the back yard.   What you want to do is be prepared.  Think about your standard of living, and do what you can do to sustain that.  Food, water, energy, security, community, and silver and gold as barter.  Small denominations to be used for a tank of gas or to go to the grocery store and purchase blueberries.

During a financial crisis like Venezuela has faced, gold or silver may not pay you interest, but it is the safest thing you can do currency wise.  Zang also says you want a certain amount of cash out of the banks, because we’re not going to be given notice when the bank is going to shut down, or we’re not going to be able to get access to the financial system.  The more digital the financial system becomes, the more important cash will become.

Zang refers to 1996 when the National Security Agency white paper on cryptocurrencies came out which referenced cryptos as being outside the system.  “They are private,” she says.  “They’re invisible.”  You can have them in a wallet.  Zang believes this might be stretching the true intentions of the coming financial system, but she can’t be sure.  She wonders whether by telling us cryptocurrencies are outside the system, that they really mean that cryptos are “the system” the globalist controlling Banksters want us to adopt.

Other sources have alluded to the concept that in the U.S. there’s going to be a gold-backed cryptocurrency that will replace the U.S. dollar as our national currency.  In either scenario, it sounds like we’d better practice up on our digital cryptocurrency skills.  And save some gold and silver buried under a tree.  And read up on Venezuela-style hyperinflation and what it’ll take to survive it.

 

 

 

 

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